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Leeds Castle

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Considered one of the most romantic castles in England, this historic site was originally the stately home of the Saxon royal family during the reign of Ethelbert IV in 856-860.
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Leeds Castle Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
+44 1622 765400
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Reviewed March 26, 2010

I really don't know if the other reviewers went to the same place as we did. We visited leeds castle on a March Saturday, so it was quite quiet. The staff at the carpark were friendly and helpful as were the staff at the gate....More

2  Thank The_Cynical_one
Reviewed February 24, 2010

We recently visited Leeds Castle on a rainy day and it is quite an amazing place. It is quite a walk from the car park to the castle entrance but we found this quite pleasant as the gardens are so beautiful. The castle, although more...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2009

For Christmas 2009, the staff at Leeds Castle had created a fairytale theme in the rooms and had gone to a lot of trouble! Our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter certainly enjoyed the childrens' fairy-tales coming to life in the castle. An enjoyable visit... We...More

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Reviewed November 2, 2009

My husband and I visited Leeds Castle last Saturday morning after visiting Dover Castle on the Friday. Leeds Castle cost us £16.50 each entrance fee, a huge amount for a castle, Warick Castle doesn't cost that much and is a fantastic day out! Upon paying...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2009

Its hard for me to justify the £16.50 entrance fee. I wasn't given a leaflet with any map of the grounds or castle so it was difficult to know all there was to do or how to plan your time there. Inside the castle was...More

1  Thank thegins
Reviewed September 9, 2009

Leeds castle is unique and in picturesque gardens but is very 'clinical'. The walk from the car park to the castle itself was too long with not enough benches on which to rest.

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Reviewed August 26, 2009

Not really my idea of a "castle". To me it was more of a large country home/palace made to look like a castle. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed it. I thought that the grounds were really great and actually enjoyed them more than the house. The...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2009

the Castle is set in beautiful grounds - it is a lovely day out especially if you have children as there is lots for them to do. The maze is fun and the bird of prey display was very interesting. Would recommend.

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Reviewed July 18, 2009

I took a guided tour to Leeds Castle on May 19. The moment I saw the castle I was charmed. It is one of the most beautiful castles I've ever seen. The location was just perfect because it's surrounded by a beautiful lake. The inside...More

3  Thank londontourCanada
Reviewed June 24, 2009

Arrived just after opening, and left just before closing. What a full day. One entrance fee got you into the castle as well as all the grounds. Plenty for children to do. The maze was great fun. The birds of prey were brilliant and you...More

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November 8, 2018|
Response from Wrappo | Reviewed this property |
plenty of drinks available in restaurants
October 7, 2018|
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Response from banana-sparks | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can arrive earlier and walk round , and check in at 14;00 the restaurant Is a short walk from the B & B rooms
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